wartime losses

Ukrainian cameraman Dmytro Shypovskyi died at the frontline


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In Donetsk region, the cameraman Dmytro Shypovskyi who was defending Ukraine as a soldier of Ukrainian Army died. This was reported by his friend Stanislav Chepurko.

Dmytro died on September 21 due to russian mortar shelling near the village of Druzhba, Donetsk region.


Since late 90s, Dmytro Shypovskyi had been working in Kharkiv. He shot children’s shows Ditvora (Children), Vechirnia Kazka (Bedtime Story), and V Hostiah u Driomy (At Sandman’s). He worked as a cameraman for regional TV company Pryvat TV: Kharkiv and Al Jazeera channel. He participated in numerous TV and film projects.


“If russians invade and occupy us, I’ll join partisans,” Stanislav Chepurko quotes his late friend.


Dmytro actively supported the Revolution of Dignity that took place in Ukraine in 2013-2014.


“It’s hard to believe that he’s gone. He was not a public person. It’s very difficult now to find photos of him, even for his close friends. He always though out of box and made unconventional decisions during shooting process,” adds Stanislav Chepurko.


Pryvat TV: Kharkiv also reported the death of their colleague on their Facebook page.


It shall be reminded, that the cameramen from Priamyi channel, Oleksii Yurchenko, who served in Ukrainian army was killed while liberating Balakliia, a town in Kharkiv region.


It’s been reported earlier, that in seven months of the full-scale war russia has committed 454 crimes against journalists and media in Ukraine.


Source: Institute of Mass Information


Photo: Pryvat TV: Kharkiv